School: Mount Talbot (roll number 14056)

Location:
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
M. Ó Héimhthigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0267, Page 257

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5-10-1938 Our Holy Wells
There is only one holy well in the school district. It is in Cloonpatrick. People still visit it. Every year on the last Sunday of July the people from all around go there on a pilgrimage. They say prayers and perform the Stations of the Cross.
Invalids generally drink the water and bathe in it. it is usually when they are immersed in the water that they are cured.
Relics are often left at the well. The relics that are left are:- crutches, sticks, bandages or whatever an invalid would be wearing. Offerings of money or

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Collector
Eibhlín Ní Fhíneachtaigh
Gender
female
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Informant
Mrs Finerty
Gender
female
Age
43
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Language
English